Evaluation of Assessments of Motor Performance, Physical Impairments and Functional Abilities
This study will evaluate new assessment tools and equipment and new ways of using existing tools and equipment in the NIH Clinical Center s Rehabilitation Medicine Department in order to maximize patients function. The Department assesses and treats NIH patients with chronic pain, problems in walking or getting around, activities of daily living, performing tasks needed for jobs or hobbies, communicating and chewing and swallowing.
Children and adults of all ages with disabilities and healthy normal volunteers may be eligible for this study.
The following kinds of assessments are evaluated in this study:
Assessments of Impairments
Impairments are problems such as loss of movement, weakness or loss of sensation. Assessments may include measurements of range of motion, strength, sensation, pain, joint stability or mobility, joint angles, limb and girth, gait, exercise tolerance, stamina, or ultrasound imaging of muscle and swallowing function.
Assessments of Function and Performance
Functional and performance assessments look at how well subjects perform actions, such as walking or getting around, dressing, or preparing meals. They may include evaluations of activities of daily living, leisure activities, fatigue, vocational activity, school activity, coping skills, and quality of life. The assessments may be done by questionnaires or interviews and by watching subjects perform the activities.
Assessments of Treatment Techniques
Treatment techniques are assessed by evaluating methods and equipment used to treat patients with impairments or problems with function. They may evaluate, for example, the use of heat, cold, strengthening exercises, fitness exercises, TENS units, splinting and orthotics, or shoe modifications.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Assessments of Motor Performance, Physical Impairments and Functional Abilities|
- Efficiency of administration feasibility, reliability, reproducibility, precision, sensitivity, specificity, tolerability and/or validity of the clinical evaluation or functional assessment equipment.
|Study Start Date:||August 2008|
The purpose of this study is to evaluate sensitivity of an EEG measurement system to discriminate between spatial-temporal EEG data collected at two different treadmill walking tasks tasks with/without voluntary control of walking speed. We hypothesize that the BrainAmp DC will be able to differentiate the two tasks where subjects perform physically same walking (speed, step length, and cadence) but have different cognitive activities. We plan to monitor and compare EEG signals during two types of treadmill walking tasks 1) typical treadmill walking where treadmill changes walking speed and subjects adjusts to it and 2) subject driven treadmill walking where subjects voluntarily changes walking speed. It is necessary to complete sensitivity evaluation of the EEG measurement system in order to go on to evaluate potential effectiveness of different treadmill training methods by comparing brain activities in two treadmill tasks. This has the possibility to provide guidelines for RMD professionals to design more effective gait training interventions for NIH Clinical Center patients.
|Contact: Jovetta W McCormick||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Scott M Paul, M.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Scott M Paul, M.D.||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|